How Italian pasta companies are expanding into foreign markets PASTA & RICE

Sep 01, 2020 182

Italian pasta is holding its ground – and even taking off again. According to TUTTOFOOD data (the next edition of the food fair is scheduled at Fieramilano in Rho from 17 to 20 May, 2021), exports are breaking new ground alongside the boom in domestic consumption (up to +40% in March and April).

The figures are reported by ISTAT for the first quarter of 2021, i.e. during the full lockdown period show a growth of over 20% after 2019’s record-breaking 2.6 billion euro turnover. In March, in particular, exports grew by 21%, equal to 97,000 tons in additional sales abroad – 72,000 of which went to EU countries.

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